Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson sent fans into a frenzy on Tuesday when a photo of him sporting a buzzcut at an event in Sweden went viral on Twitter.
Pettersson, 23, has never been defined by his blonde hair to the same extent as, say, Canucks teammate Brock Boeser, but it still came as a significant shock to many in Vancouver to see the star centre with a fresh buzz.
The Pettersson brothers were in the Swedish city of Göthenburg to attend a convention as representatives of Rocco Oil Sweden, a company that claims to specialize in “high-quality environmental oils and in restoring spent industrial oil so that it can be used again and again.”
Elias took a stake in the company in 2019; family patriarch Torbjörn Pettersson is the CEO and sits on the company board. Rocco Oil Sweden is based in Ånge, a small municipality in southwestern Sweden where Pettersson grew up.
Pettersson’s new haircut received … shall we say, mixed reviews from Canucks fans on Twitter.
ELias Pettersson in his stranger things era https://t.co/mdoLHj0jEp
— a. 🇵🇸 (@sadchesterutd) May 31, 2022
elias pettersson roope hintz
going bald for offseason attention (probably)
— elliot (@losingedges) May 31, 2022
Bald Elias Pettersson isn’t real, he can’t hurt you.
Bald Elias Pettersson: https://t.co/PU4NWKzjKU
— Jay (@JHammer_87) May 31, 2022
elias pettersson really is bald i thought y’all were joking
— madi ⚡️ (@barzillier) May 31, 2022
Pettersson saw that new GM is Swedish and bald so he decided to follow suit. https://t.co/uCucfq268q
— Joshua Rey (@JoshuaRey91) May 31, 2022
Pettersson set new career-high marks in goals (32), points (68), and games played (80) during the 2021–22 regular season, his fourth with the Canucks.
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